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Frequently Asked Questions about Painting Pottery

Q. How long does it take to get my fully glazed and fired pottery back?

A. It takes a week normally, but we will let you know as soon as it is ready. This is because there are two stages to glazing and the previous glaze is left for a day between stages. Then the firing takes around 24 hours. The rest of the time is just in case there is a back-log of work and your piece cannot be fired immediately. 

Q. How many people can I bring to paint at a party?

A. We can accomodate a maximum of twenty painters, but it is a bit of a squeeze unless they are quite small. Ten to fifteen is a more comfortable number.

Q. Do I need to book?

A. If you are a group of more than 4 then we advise you to book if you want to ensure there is space for your creative activities. If you want to have a party then you must book because mostly we will try to give you exclusive use of the studio. Ideally book at least 2 weeks ahead of your event.

Q. If I am having a party, can I bring my own cake and refreshments?

A. Yes, of course. We have a kitchen area where you can set out candles on a cake so that you can make a dramatic entrance. We also have a fridge where some refreshments can be kept cool.

Q. Are the paints non-toxic?

A. Yes, we won't use any lead based or toxic products.

Q. I'm not really artistic, will my creation look hopeless?

A. Well you may not be Michelangelo, but you may be surprised how well things turn out. If in doubt "less is more" isn't a bad maxim.

Q. What if I book for a party and then have to cancel?

A. Well thats life. At present we don't ask for a deposit and we hope you will give us plenty of notice so that we might be able to fill the slot.